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Duikers

Maxwell's duiker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Cephalophinae
Gray, 1871
Genera

Cephalophus
Sylvicapra Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1108x844, 246 KB) Original caption: Maxwells Zwergantilope, Cephalophus maxwelli H.Sm. ... Jump to: navigation, search Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Jump to: navigation, search Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Subregnum Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Jump to: navigation, search Orders Subclass Multituberculata (extinct) Plagiaulacida Cimolodonta Subclass Palaeoryctoides (extinct) Subclass Triconodonta (extinct) Subclass Placentalia Afrosoricida Artiodactyla Carnivora Cetacea Chiroptera Cimolesta (extinct) Creodonta (extinct) Condylarthra (extinct) Dermoptera Desmostylia (extinct) Embrithopoda (extinct) Hyracoidea Insectivora Lagomorpha Litopterna (extinct) Macroscelidea Mesonychia (extinct) Notoungulata (extinct) Perissodactyla Pholidota Plesiadapiformes (extinct) Primates Proboscidea... Families Suidae Hippopotamidae Tayassuidae Camelidae Tragulidae Moschidae Cervidae Giraffidae Antilocapridae Bovidae The even-toed ungulates form the mammal order Artiodactyla. ... Subfamilies Bovinae Cephalophinae Hippotraginae Antilopinae Caprinae A bovid is any of almost 140 species of cloven-hoofed mammals belonging to the family Bovidae. ... Jump to: navigation, search John Edward Gray. ...

A duiker is any of about 19 small to medium-sized antelope species native to sub-Saharan Africa. Jump to: navigation, search Genera Aepyceros Alcelaphus Antidorcas Antilope Cephalophus Connochaetes Damaliscus Gazella Hippotragus Kobus Madoqua Neotragus Oreotragus Oryx Ourebia Pantholops Procapra Sylvicapra Taurotragus Tragelaphus and others The antelope are a group of herbivorous African animals of the family Bovidae, distinguished by a pair of hollow horns on their heads. ... Jump to: navigation, search In biology, the most commonly used definition of species was first coined by Ernst Mayr. ... // Etymology World map showing Africa (geographically) The name Africa came into Western use through the Romans, who used the name Africa terra — land of the Afri (plural, or Afer singular) — for the northern part of the continent, as the province of Africa with its capital Carthage, corresponding to modern-day...


Duikers are shy and elusive creatures with a fondness for dense cover; most are forest dwellers and even the species living in more open areas are quick to disappear into thickets. Their name comes from the Afrikaans word for diver and refers to their practice of diving into tangles of shrubbery. Jump to: navigation, search Afrikaans is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia. ... The word bush re-directs here; for alternate uses see Bush (disambiguation). ...


With a slightly arched body and the front legs a little shorter than the hind legs, they are well-shaped to penetrate thickets. They are primarily browsers rather than grazers, eating leaves, shoots, seeds, fruit, buds and bark, and often follow flocks of birds or troops of monkeys to take advantage of the fruit they drop. They supplement their diet with meat: duikers take insects and carrion from time to time, and even stalk and capture rodents or small birds. The Blue Duiker has a fondness for ants. Browsing redirects here Browser can refer to: Browser - a type of herbivore whose nutrition generally comes from high growing plants, like trees, rather than a grazer that eats from the ground. ... Jump to: navigation, search Subfamilies Dorylomorph subfamilies Apomyrminae Cerapachyinae Dorylinae Ecitoninae Formicomorph subfamilies: Aneuretinae Dolichoderinae Formicinae - e. ...

  • FAMILY BOVIDAE
    • Subfamily Bovinae: wild cattle and spiral-horned antelopes, 24 species in 9 genera
    • Subfamily Cephalophinae
      • Genus Cephalophus
        • Abbott's Duiker, Cephalophus spadix
        • Ader's Duiker, Cephalophus adersi
        • Bay Duiker, Cephalophus dorsalis
        • Black Duiker, Cephalophus niger
        • Black-fronted Duiker, Cephalophus nigrifrons
        • Blue Duiker, Cephalophus monticola
        • Harvey's Duiker, Cephalophus harveyi
        • Jentink's Duiker, Cephalophus jentinki
        • Maxwell's Duiker, Cephalophus maxwellii
        • Ogilby's Duiker, Cephalophus ogilbyi
        • Peter's Duiker, Cephalophus callipygus
        • Red Forest Duiker, Cephalophus natalensis
        • Red-flanked Duiker, Cephalophus rufilatus
        • Ruwenzori Duiker, Cephalophus rubidis
        • Weyn's Duiker, Cephalophus weynsi
        • White-bellied Duiker, Cephalophus leucogaster
        • Yellow-backed Duiker, Cephalophus Sylvicultor
        • Zebra Duiker, Cephalophus zebra
      • Genus Sylvicapra
        • Common Duiker, Sylvicapra grimmia
    • Subfamily Hippotraginae: grazing antelopes. 23 species in 11 genera
    • Subfamily Antilopinae: gazelles, dwarf antelopes and the saiga, 38 species in 14 genera
    • Subfamily Caprinae: sheep, goats, Musk Ox and allies
    • Subfamily Panthalopinae: Chiru

Subfamilies Bovinae Cephalophinae Hippotraginae Antilopinae Caprinae A bovid is any of almost 140 species of cloven-hoofed mammals belonging to the family Bovidae. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tribes Bovini Boselaphini Strepsicerotini The biological subfamily Bovinae includes a diverse group of about 24 species of medium-sized to large ungulates, including domestic cattle, Bison, the Water Buffalo, the Yak, and the four-horned and spiral-horned antelopes. ... Binomial name Cephalophus spadix True, 1890 Abbotts Duiker (Cephalophus spadix also known as Minde in Swahili) is a large forest dwelling Duiker found only in a couple of scattered enclaves in Tanzania. ... Binomial name Cephalophus adersi Thomas, 1918 The Aders Duiker (Cephalophus adersi also known as Nunga in Swahili, Kunga marara in Kipokomo and Harake in Giriama) is a small forest dwelling Duiker found only on Zanzibar and in a small coastal enclave in Kenya. ... Jump to: navigation, search Binomial name Cephalophus dorsalis Gray, 1849 The Bay Duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis also known as the Black-Backed Duiker) is a forest dwelling Duiker found in Gabon, southern Cameroon and northern Congo as well as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the southern parts of Cote dIvoire, Ghana... Jump to: navigation, search Binomial name Cephalophus niger Gray, 1846 Black Duiker (Cephalophus niger also known as Tuba in Dyula) is a forest dwelling Duiker found in the southern parts of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote dIvoire, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria. ... Jump to: navigation, search Binomial name Cephalophus monticola Thunberg, 1789 Blue Duiker (Cephalophus monticola) is a small forest dwelling Duiker found in the Central Africa and southern South Africa. ... Harveys Red Duiker Harveys Red Duiker (Cephalophus harveyi) is one of 19 species of duiker found in Africa. ... Binomial name Cephalophus jentinki Thomas, 1892 Jentinks Duiker (Cephalophus jentinki also known as Gidi-Gidi in Krio, and Kaikulowulei in Mende) is a forest dwelling Duiker found in the southern parts of Liberia, south-western Cote dIvoire, and scattered enclaves in Sierra Leone. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Genera Hippotragus Oryx Addax A grazing antelope is any of the 6 species of antelope that make up the subfamily Hippotraginae in the family Bovidae, which also includes sheep, goats, and cattle. ... Genera See text Antilopinae is a subfamily of Bovidae. ... Genera Capricornis Nemorhaedus Rupicapra Oreamnos Budorcas Ovibos Hemitragus Ammotragus Pseudois Capra Ovis Pantholops A goat antelope is any of the species of mostly medium-sized herbivores that make up the subfamily Caprinae or the single species in subfamily Panthalopinae. ... Genera Capricornis Nemorhaedus Rupicapra Oreamnos Budorcas Ovibos Hemitragus Ammotragus Pseudois Capra Ovis Pantholops A goat antelope is any of the species of mostly medium-sized herbivores that make up the subfamily Caprinae or the single species in subfamily Panthalopinae. ...

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AWF: Wildlife: Duiker (868 words)
Duikers are small antelopes that inhabit forest or dense bushland.
Duiker horns are small and spikelike, lying so flat against the head that they are not too useful in fighting.
Duiker pairs devote a great deal of time to grooming one another's heads, which apparently aids in bonding pairs; it may also help individuals recognize their own species and discourage interbreeding with others.
African Forest - Duiker (450 words)
Red flanked duikers are found in thick vegetation near permanent sources of water such as springs within rocky areas and along the forest edge within the savanna.
The smallest of the duikers is the blue duiker, which in East Africa is found in Uganda, western Kenya, and parts of Tanzania.
All duikers are somewhat dependent on monkeys, birds, and fruit bats to dislodge the fruit they eat from the forest floor.
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